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and so does bill, an identity thief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts, and stole her hard-earned money. unfortunately, millions of americans just like you learn all it may take is a little misplaced information to wreak havoc on your life. this is identity theft. and no one helps stop it better than lifelock. lifelock offers the most comprehensive identity theft protection available. if mary had lifelock's bank account alerts, she could have been notified in time to help stop it. lifelock's credit notification service is on the job 24/7. as soon as they detect a threat to your identity within their network, they will alert you, protecting you before the damage can be done. lifelock has the most comprehensive identity theft protection available, guarding your social security number, your money, your credit, even the equity in your home. my years as a prosecutor taught me that we all need to protect ourselves from crime. in today's world, that includes identity theft.
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it's a serious problem. we all have to protect ourselves. [ male announcer ] no one protects you better than lifelock. you even get a $1 million service guarantee. that's security no one can beat. you have so much to protect and nothing to lose when you call lifelock right now and get 60 days of identity theft protection risk free. that's right. 60 days risk free. use promo code: take charge. order now and get this universal device charger, great for everything from smart phones and cameras to tablets, keeping your digital life powered at home, the office, or in the car... a $30 value, free! don't wait until you become the next victim. ♪ and get a universal device charger free. use promo code: take charge. ♪
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>> the moon might be far for the 25% of americans who are afraid to fly. >> luckily, they don't have to be grounded. there are ways to feel more comfortable in the sky. among them, a pilot who's nicknamed the plane whisperer. here's byron pitts with more. >> reporter: this is the face of the fear of flying. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: for millions of americans the mere thought of being trapped on a plane is pure, white knuckle, chest thumping, i can barely breathe fear. >> i've cried so many tears. i just don't want this to happen anymore. >> reporter: that is where captain ron neilson steps in. a retired air force pilot he teaches a week-long course. students call him the plane whisperer. it's estimated 25% of all flyers have some degree of fear. for this group, it's mild to severe. that's despite knowing the numbers. the chances of dying in a plane crash is one in 60 million. jessica is traveling with her whole family.
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>> how about right here? >> oh, my god. >> oh, my god. >> oh, my god, oh, my god. >> close the window. >> why? >> because it's open. >> captain ron offers reassurance and tips. >> the thing you should be focusing on is you. okay. >> bring a distraction, book, music, avoid alcohol, drugs unless you have a prescription and pack a straw. >> grab a drinking straw. get on the plane and restrict your breathing through the straw. if you can control your breathing for the first two minutes of flight, you have 90% of the battle licked. >> reporter: for most of the students the class paid off. a lifetime of anxiety behind them. byron pitts, abc news, phoenix. >> the plane whisperer. good tips. >> i don't have a phobia of anything but to see that poor woman. >> i know. >> to see that poor woman.
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>> i think you have a phobia of being a professional flight attendant. that is a stewardess outfit. i like it. >> i like the hat. what's with the white gloves? am i reading "life" magazine? i should be paying attention to the flight. >> is that pan am, paa, pan am airlines. >> how about that? i didn't realize you were that old. you are holding up great. >> thank you, john. now you have to read the whole thing by yourself. >> a fun new workout for bollywood. it will be pretty cool. we will find out what bolly x is all about. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. when i have an asthma attack...
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course means it's time for bathing suits. >> i'm ready. >> are you really? underneath there? >> no, not actually. what are the ways to shed a few pounds before summer. abc news travel and lifestyle editor introduces us to a new fitness class promises big results and that's a good thing. good morning, genevieve. >> good morning john and diana. >> it is popping up in cities everywhere. a fitness class based india's pop culture bollywood. i took my first class this week. check it out. move over zumba, there is a new dance fitness craze coming to town. it's called boll i x and it's a hard-core cardio workout that draws from india's film and music industry, bollywood. >> one 50-minute bolly x session will burn 500 to 800 calories. >> reporter: that and the original concept is one of the reasons it is so popular. >> we realize that there's actually no established dance
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fitness program out there that draws upon bollywood. >> reporter: classes are offered in new york city, boston, new york, richmond, virginia, san francisco and chicago. next stop, philadelphia, los angeles and new jersey. is it okay for people who haven't been to the gym in a few months? >> so the bolly x class is about to start and i don't know the first thing about bollywood dancing and haven't been to the gym in months but i'm told by the instructor i will be fine. we'll see. >> what boll i x does is it encourages you to get back into fitness. we make it fun for you. you come in to a class. you'll have an extremely effective cardio workout. you'll feel like a rock star doing it. and because of that you are motivated to come back for more. >> reporter: the bollywood inspired dancing is combined with high-low cardio intervals. we jumped in to ten minutes of dancing, lunging and jumping. each section of class ends with a pose much the way
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bollywood dancing does. it is a way to unleash their inner rock stars. i wasn't the only first timer in class. so i was likely the least coordinated. >> it is a lot of hard work. more fast paced than i expected but in a fun way. >> i am used to zumba and breast cancer survivor. so i decided to take classes to get my strength back. >> how did it compare to zumba in the end? >> this is much more of a workout. much more -- much more fun and more body movement. i was sweating. >> reporter: so was i. >> looks fun. did it actually have more of an effort, putting out more energy than zumba class or other classes you have taken? >> absolutely. it was a lot of hard work but a lot of fun, a lot of sweating going on in the studio. between 500 and 800 calories a session. get to it. we have a couple of weeks left to go. >> i think we are all signing up. >> i don't know about that.
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>> thank you and stay with us. "the mix" is coming up next. >> thank you and stay with us. the mix is coming up next. "the . who stdentity, took over her bank accounts, and stole her hard-earned money. unfortunately, millions of americans just like you learn all it may take is a little misplaced information to wreak havoc on your life. this is identity theft. and no one helps stop it better than lifelock. lifelock offers the most comprehensive identity theft protection available. if mary had lifelock's bank account alerts, she may have been notified before it was too late. lifelock's credit notification service is on the job 24/7. as soon as they detect a threat to your identity within their network, they will alert you, protecting you before the damage is done. lifelock has the most comprehensive identity theft protection available, guarding your social security number, your money,
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your credit, even the equity in your home. my years as a prosecutor taught me that we all need to protect ourselves from crime. in today's world, that includes identity theft. it's a serious problem. we all have to protect ourselves. [ male announcer ] while identity theft can't be completely stopped, no one works harder to protect you than lifelock. you even get a $1 million service guarantee. that's security no one can beat. you have so much to protect and nothing to lose when you call lifelock right now and get 60 days of identity theft protection risk free. that's right. 60 days risk free. use promo code notme. order now and get this document shredder to keep sensitive documents out of the wrong hands. a $29 value free. don't wait until you become the next victim. ♪ ♪
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"mix" time. this is too cute. put the video up. this is a high school guy. his name is austin from rockford, ohio. he is slow dancing with his great grandmother. he took her to the senior prom. she missed her senior prom. back in the day things were tough. he took her there. and they went to a pre-dance dinner at bob evans restaurant and hit up the high school for fun and dancing in rockford, ohio. austin dennison from rockford, ohio. >> cuter and cuter as you tell the story. >> so this next you tube video is going viral because it's showing the lighter side of a bunch of brawny marines. dhek out. they decided they wanted to watch "frozen." this is when it hit a specific
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[ screaming ] >> this morning on "world news now," widespread storm damage, including this street that collapsed forcing a community in to a tailspin. the record flooding from a storm that wouldn't stop. new insight in to malaysia airlines flight 370 mystery. who's admitting deep delays in the initial search for that jet. busted. middle school students accused of smuggling marijuana in to home economics class to make cookies get in trouble. the buzz on campus. and michael jackson's new song soon to be released. brand new details about the music and the superstars you'll hear singing along with the king of pop. that's in "the skinny" on this friday, may 2nd. >> announcer: from abc news,
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this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> tgif, everybody. tgif, everybody. >> especially along the east coast. >> we will begin with the saturated east coast. it is finally drying out from a wave of torrential rain and flooding. >> water is everywhere, overtaking homes and cars, tearing up streets and blamed for a deadly blast. more from abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: mudslides on long island. heavy rains collapsing this retaining wall and covering these commuter train tracks. >> when buildings absorb that much water in a short period of time, it can increase the likelihood of a collapse. [ screaming ] >> oh, my gosh. [ screaming ] >> reporter: officials are testing the ground around this massive sinkhole to see if it's safe to start digging out the ten cars it swallowed.
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>> it's like somebody came by and ripped off the side of the road. >> reporter: as the record-breaking water recedes in pensacola, homeowners begin to clean up. whole backyards swallowed in to the earth. once a tennis court. now a sinkhole. inside muddy ruins. a tenant avoided drowning by climbing on top of the refrigerator with a life vest. >> she was on the refrigerator because the water was rising too high? >> yes. she wasn't certain if she went out the doors what she would run into. >> reporter: at the pensacola jail, the flooding likely caused a gas explosion. at reiss least two inmates dead, nearly 150 injured including officers. experts estimate this storm brought 65 tornados from nebraska to north carolina, including a violent ef-4 in arkansas. one of the deadliest in decades. two feet of floodwaters in florida, extreme flooding in ten states. it will take quite some time to fix these roads in pensacola.
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slabs of asphalt are in people's yards. gio benitez, abc news, pensacola. >> incredible stuff. the street at the beginning we saw collapsing in baltimore. the residents had to be evacuated. they are being told it could be six weeks before they can go home. >> here's what's really sad. a lot of people in the new york and new jersey area that are flooded out now had just recently finished rebuilding after superstorm sandy. a lot of these people are dealing with round two of devastation. >> yeah. all right. talk about the fire crews in southern california who are mopping up what is left of a wind-driven wildfire that scorched 1600 acres. 700 firefighters battling the blaze east of los angeles in blistering heat and winds. winds hitting 70 miles an hour. the fire is 50% contained and evacuation orders lifted for about 1,000 homes. dry conditions mean water rationing in santa cruz. each home is allotted a certain amount of water with fines added to utility bills if residents go
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over. the goal is to reduce consumption by 25%. santa cruz is only served by one reservoir and there's no rain in the forecast anytime soon. unfortunately, that's pretty much the forecast for the entire region. dry in the west. although a little cooler than usual north of san francisco with scattered showers from minnesota to michigan. more showers and thunderstorms are possible in florida's gulf coast and scattered showers in the northeast. >> all right. 90s again today in southern california and the southwest. 70s in the northwest. inner mountain region, 60 along the great lakes and 70 in new york city and washington, d.c. the coast guard sprang in to rescue mode when two pilots crashed in to the gulf of mexico during a training exercise. the helicopter hovering overhead a coast guard swimmer was lowered in to the rough water and helped the navy pilots in to the basket which was hoisted to safety and the brave swimmer was pulled up himself. we're getting a new view
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unside that doomed south korean ferry as it was sinking. the shaky video found on the cell phone of a 17-year-old victim when his body was recovered. at first the mood is lighthearted with jokes about the "titanic" but the lighthearted atmosphere soon turns serious as the fear began building one student even asking, am i really going to die? some offered last words to their parents saying mom i love you. a new report in the disappearance of flight 370 has revealed a series of missteps. findings by the malaysian government suggest that the search was in trouble from the start. it shows confusion, misinformation and critical four-hour delay. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: for the first time the malaysian report reveals it took four hours to launch a rescue, a story of confusion by air traffic controllers, bad information from the airline and another country having to tell malaysia its plane was missing. >> the back and forth, the miscommunications, misunderstanding there's no excuse for it. >> reporter: malaysia finally released the communication
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between the jetliner and the ground. >> reporter: the mystery begins just after malaysia controllers hand off the flight to vietnam and what would be the triple seven's last communication. moments later, the jetliner's location transponder is shut off and the plane turns around. 17 minutes later they can't contact the jetliner. at this point, 370 was in malaysian airspace about to cross back over the peninsula. but malaysian controllers are unaware, confused and don't even contact the malaysian military. by the time the rescue you is called, the jetliner is over the indian ocean. by the time than two hours from where it is believed to have gone in to the ocean.
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still no idea where the jetliner is with the search area expanded from 120 square miles to more than 21,000 square miles. david kerley, abc news, washington. los angeles clippers owner donald sterling has bigger problems than a ban by the nba. the 80-year-old is battling prostate cancer. source tells the new york post sterling wasn't expected to live this long. the league banned him for racist comments he made and were recorded and made public. it is up to other league owners to decide if he has to sell the team. the sterling scandal claimed another victim. the president of the los angeles chapter of the naacp leon jenkins had planned to honor sterling later this month with a lifetime achievement award. jenkins cancelled that after the recording surfaced. sterling has been investigated for housing discrimination before but an ad -- before but the award labelled him a humanitarian. >> a 17-year-old is in custody for plotting to kill his entire family and blow up his high school. john ladue has been charged in juvenile court after an eyewitness said he was acting strangely at a storage facility.
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inside they found firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. and bombs. his motive unclear but police say he did not expect to survive the attack. 62 students have been arrested in teaneck, new jersey, charged with vandalizing their high school as a senior class prank. police say they broke in to the school overnight on wednesday overturning desks, spraying graffiti on the walls, urinating in the hallways and taping hot dogs to the lockers. at least 24 of the students are 18 years old and have been charged as adults. kids at an iowa middle school also in serious trouble. police say they came up with the half-baked idea of putting pot in the cookie dough during home ec class. another student alerted authorities before the dough got put in the oven. >> after 23 years you think you have seen a lot and something like this happens and you continue to shake your head. >> cops are taking it seriously. two kids will face felony charges. they have been suspended from
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school and as a strange anecdote to this, it is stone middle school. not stoned middle school, thanks -- >> interesting. i don't think they realized it wasn't stoned middle school and that's why they brought pot. >> i guess so. moving on to this the. students who are doing good and one teacher who's bringing out the best in them. >> a high school teacher from maryland has been honored as the national teacher of the year. mr. obama presented an apple trophy to sean mccomb. praised him and all teachers saying they are, quote, doing the lord's work. >> mccomb, an english teacher in baltimore, works with students in a college readiness program that for the past two years has, get this, sent 98% of its students to four-year colleges. that's an incredible, incredible statistic for that school. >> he is an english teacher at a school, center for the arts in baltimore, maryland. >> teacher of the year designation, this is big, he is only 30 years old but will travel the country to advocate on behalf of teachers.
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a teacher doing that well at a school, you kind of want him to be the -- >> just lost a teacher. >> you want him at the school. i understand he needs to teach other teachers how to be teachers but you want him there, too. >> congrats to him. >> absolutely. coming up in "the skinny," princes harry and william partying in america. the question is, are they staying out of trouble? the "wheel of fortune" contestant burning up social media while showing off his technique on the game show. his secret to winning. you are watching "world news now." ♪ i feel lucky ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by downey glow unstoppables. ght to you by downey glow unstoppables. nstoppables. so do what i do -- "world news now" weather brought to you by downey
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♪ i feel lucky tonight. i feel lucky ♪ ♪ i feel lucky >> all right. pretty clear it takes more than luck to become a smashing success and that's what one young man did. his appearance on "wheel of fortune" was so popular a new twitter hashtag was created. >> this is our "favorite story of the day." trent girone was the first super fan with special needs and his enthusiasm captured the nation's heart. here's abc's john donvan. >> "wheel of fortune"! >> reporter: maybe if you watched "wheel of fortune" every day since you were 2 you would be as good as trent was this
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week when he rang and answered -- >> a smashing success. >> yes, sir. >> reporter: and boy did he wait a long time to be right. a 21-year-old who watched his episode play at home this week he had been trying to get on for years and when he did. >> why risk another spin? cream cheese coffee cake. >> that's it. >> reporter: trent was hitting the twitter lanes. people saying a smashing success indeed you are and team trent all the way. that is without knowing that trent has had his struggles, nine brain surgeries, tourette syndrome and aspergers. that can be a strength when the game takes memory and pattern recognition. what did he not know before? >> how heavy the wheel is actually. then i had to pick up the wild card and the mystery wedge. those were hard to lift. the bankrupts were real
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stinkers, but life goes on. >> reporter: in the end, trent came in third. take home prize -- >> $2,150. >> nice job. >> yeah, money. and more than that. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> that story is just great, isn't it? >> i love him. go trent. >> totally awesome. listen to this. to prepare, trent said he watched every episode he could find, including saturday morning reruns and practiced on any platform he could find. >> by the way, he wrote on a blog post on wheel of fortune's website my best advice to future contestants is to relax and have a good time. it is a lot of fun whether you win big or not. that's my number one guarantee. what's really special, the lady next to him in the orange kept saying aw, every time something bad would happen to him. i think it is fair to say that everybody was rooting for trent whether you were playing against him or not. >> like a movie there. even if it is a made for tv movie. there's a movie there. >> i love trent. he's great. >> totally cool. when we come back, newly
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single prince harry state side. we'll tell you what he is up to. plus, the very handsome son of clint eastwood is scoring his first acting role. we'll tell you all about it in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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eligible bachelor who's now stateside. >> days after prince harry split from his long-time girlfriend he and his brother william are in tennessee for a friend's wedding. they were spotted last night at a pre-wedding party for the groom and bride at a well-known barbecue restaurant. >> royals flew separately to america with the newly single harry stopping for a bachelor party in miami. apparently paying special attention to a certain brunette. >> interesting. >> harry is such a naughty boy. >> he is. >> you have to love him. >> that's why we love him. >> absolutely. new details about the new michael jackson album. >> now we know we have a release date. ep he can epic records will release the album according to toe official michael jackson website on may 13th. >> mary j. blige and justin timberlake are on the album and r&b crooner d'angelo,
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guitarist jesse johnson of the time. two years in the making and -- they will enter an alternate reality where everyone is made of legos. homer gets glimpses of what life is like in the 2-d world. >> is it me or does something seem weird? >> you are right. something is different about the simpson's today, your father is wearing a tie. >> it is the simpson's 550th episode. simpson's animators worked with lego on the 3-d animation to make sure the characters looked technically correct. >> worked on it two years. i will have to dvr. love that show. hunger games beauty jennifer lawrence has been named the sexiest woman in the world. editors at "fhm" magazine like the fact she took a bold step and chopped off her hair. >> they also like she admitted that jack nicholson sent her champagne and flowers after interrupting her in an interview at the 2013 oscars.
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lawrence knocked milakunis out of the number one spot. both gorgeous women. >> absolutely. a sexy young actor about to get a test for his acting chops. >> scott eastwood, son of clint eastwood is taking on his first leading role in "the longest ride." the adaptation of the film >> the longest ride will mark the first role in the film for the 28-year-old eastwood. his credits include texas chain shaw. it is set for release next year. handsome guy. >> yeah, right. >> man, oh, man, is he handsome. like the rugged look. >> look at a few of the celebrity birthdays. singer engelbert humperdinck 78 years old. >> country singer larry gatlin turns 66. dua >> dwayne johnson, otherwise known as the rock is 42. >> singer lily allen is turning 29 years old. happy birthday to all of them. >> isn't your man having a birthday coming up. >> and my husband is turning. >> 21.
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>> 29 on saturday. happy birthday, baby. >> happy birthday to him, too. >> happy birthday to him, too. ? oh. [ man ] man, this thing's got a lot of onions. it's good, though. i really wouldn't survive it without this scarf. it's like a little bit of home i can stuff in my bag. mmm. and i have tide plus febreze, which now gets it fresher for longer, so i can stay happy even when -- do you need a napkin? yeah. napkin! okay. oh! oh, my gosh. getting ripe in here, huh? whew! [ ding ] [ female announcer ] tide plus febreze. that's my tide plus. [ female announcer ] tide plus febreze. she loves to shop online with her debit card. and so does bill, an identity thief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts,
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and stole her hard-earned money. unfortunately, millions of americans just like you learn all it may take is a little misplaced information to wreak havoc on your life. this is identity theft. and no one helps stop it better than lifelock. lifelock offers the most comprehensive identity theft protection available. if mary had lifelock's bank account alerts, she could have been notified in time to help stop it. lifelock's credit notification service is on the job 24/7. as soon as they detect a threat to your identity within their network, they will alert you, protecting you before the damage can be done. lifelock has the most comprehensive identity theft protection available, guarding your social security number, your money, your credit, even the equity in your home. my years as a prosecutor taught me that we all need to protect ourselves from crime. in today's world, that includes identity theft. it's a serious problem. we all have to protect ourselves. [ male announcer ] no one protects you better than lifelock.
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you even get a $1 million service guarantee. that's security no one can beat. you have so much to protect and nothing to lose when you call lifelock right now and get 60 days of identity theft protection risk free. that's right. 60 days risk free. use promo code: take charge. order now and get this universal device charger, great for everything from smart phones and cameras to tablets, keeping your digital life powered at home, the office, or in the car... a $30 value, free! don't wait until you become the next victim. ♪ and get a universal device charger free. use promo code: take charge. ♪ ding finish power up tooudeterg brings your dishwasher back to life. dishwasher buildup, cloudiness,
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spots, even tough stains- gone! so don't give up. add finish power up. ♪ it is finally friday. the end of another busy week. the headlines were filled with storms of one sort or another. >> from the destructive tornadoes to the racist rant of a now disgraced nba owner, here's our "friday rewind." >> it bothers me a lot if you want to broadcast that you are associating with black people. >> effective immediately, i'm banning mr. sterling for life from any association with the clippers organization or the nba. >> i hope that every bigot in this country sees what happened to mr. sterling and recognizes
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that if he can fall, so can you. >> turn around! [ bleep ] go! turn around! it's coming at us! >> it broke my heart because i lost everything. thank the lord for not having me here because i probably wouldn't be standing here right now. >> we have been getting people out of cars. people driving through the puddles. they get trapped. we get out there. we try to get to them. we have had our guys actually swimming to them. >> every time you think it is going to go by it doesn't. these houses last time their backyards burned and so we know it is real and can happen. >> it's been a long, hard haul, but i'm getting better. i'm working hard. a lot of therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy and yoga too. >> i'm excited and proud to announce that this fall i will become a member of the yale university class of 2018. >> we are fine. we love each other.
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we're fine. we had an argument. it's over. >> george clooney found his match in amal. they are very similar. she's an activist, he's an activist. she's a lawyer. >> all right. of course we want to remind you about a special feature for our facebook fans. >> it is called in case you missed it and we feature the highlights from the week. to check it out log on to wnnfans.com. >> any big plans going on? >> my niece, jordan, is having her first holy communion. >> very nice. >> we'll check that out. how about yourself? >> my husband is turning a very young 29 years old. which makes me 29 of course. and we will celebrate. he is going to have his first birthday with his two little babies. so we're excited. >> lucky man. happy birthday to him. >> thank you. coming up, we have more news from abc. stick around. we'll be right back. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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good morning. i'm john muller. >> i'm diana perez. here's the top headlines on "world news now." 55 schools across america are facing federal investigation for the way they handle sex abuse allegations by their students. full details in just a moment. word this morning that los angeles clippers owner donald sterling has a bigger problem on his hands than banishment from the nba. he has prostate cancer. later this half hour, speculation on who may buy the team if he is forced out. rain forced a street to collapse and swallow a line of cars has finally stopped. this happened in baltimore. evacuated residents may have to wait a month before it is safe for them to go back home. wildfire forced the evacuation of 1000 homes in southern california. it is 50% contained. powerful winds finally died down. those are the top stories on this friday, may 2nd.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. all right. tgif, everybody. >> finally. >> better believe it. let's begin this half hour with a major federal investigation in to sex assaults on college campuses. >> 55 colleges and universities are under scrutiny about the way they handle sex abuse complaints. with more here's abc's paula faris. ♪ >> reporter: alcohol, loud music and late nights. sexual assaults on campus doesn't always happen like that. it can happen anywhere, at think time any time. and the colleges may not be doing enough. the warning shot from the u.s. department of education fired at those 55 colleges and universities that receive federal funds being investigated for possibly mishandling sexual violence and harassment complaints from students. among those on the list, harvard, michigan, ohio state, southern methodist and uc
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berkeley. this news just as students across the country right now preparing to make one of the most important decisions regarding their future, which college or university to attend. 25-year-old harmony reid says she was a victim of sexual assault on campus. it happened her freshman year. she wasn't at a party, and no alcohol was involved. >> it was shortly after classes that a friend of mine sexually assaulted me in his dorm room. i did fight him. i said no multiple times. >> we have to do everything in our power to protect them. these are our children. these are our wives, our daughters, our sisters. these people are you. >> i'm someone's friend. i'm someone's daughter. i'm also a survivor of sexual assault. >> reporter: we reached out to several schools on the list. they all said that they take any allegation of sexual assault extremely seriously and are working to combat it. the push is on to make every campus for every student safer.
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paula faris, abc news, new york. >> it's scary to think that this hasn't taken place earlier. when i went to school, you know i never had to think of something like this. but god forbid, i was in a school that wasn't as protected or didn't have the protections for women that some are supposed to have. >> i remember the no means no campaign but nothing like today. it is about time. >> the schools change range from public universities, including ohio state, berkeley, arizona state. to private schools, including swath more college in pennsylvania, catholic university of america in washington, d.c. all right. let's talk about the protests that marked mayday marches. they got out of hand in seattle. hundreds of demonstrators marched wearing masks, black clothing and backpacks as an effort to promote workers' rights. after some protesters started setting fires, police dispersed the crowd with pepper spray and made an arrest of a man who threw a brick at an officer.
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a teenager charged in a plot to kill his family and stage a massacre at his high school. 17-year-old john ladue has been charged in juvenile court after an eyewitness tipped off police he was acting strangely in a storage facility. inside the facility, police found three fully functional bombs and an entire arsenal. >> officers observed materials in the storage locker consistent with bomb making, including a pressure cooker, pyrotechnic chemicals, steel ball bearings and gunpowder. >> at his home, police found an 180-page notebook laying out his plan. his motive is unclear. police believe he was acting alone. all right. a startling twist in the donald sterling story this morning. the banned clippers owner has prostate cancer. the 80-year-old sterling is expected to fight the lifetime ban by the nba but may not have the time. "the new york post" said he has been battling cancer for some time now. post also reports sterling moved out of his home because he's
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afraid it is bugged. the president of the l.a. chapter of the naacp is resigning. following his previous plan to honor sterling as a humanitarian. this would have been the second time that leon jenkins and the l.a. chapter honored sterling. they did so when he was fighting housing discrimination charges. the team itself is within a game of advancing to the nba playoffs. the golden state warriors edged the clippers last night 100-99 to force a seventh game in their series. sterling wasn't there, and neither was his wife. ryan smith reports she is about to become a key figure. >> shelly sterling hasn't missed a clippers game since the scandal broke. and with a galaxy of stars to take over the team she could be the one to watch. if she wants become the new clippers owner, she would have to overcome racial charged controversy in her own past involving buildings she and her husband owned. >> i lived here 20 years. >> reporter: darryl williams is one of their tenants. >> shelly had a system of getting rid of people they didn't like.
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>> reporter: in 2003, williams videotaped shelly sterling posing as a government official, allegedly to gather information on tenants she wanted to evict. >> from the health department? >> yes, sir. >> okay. >> williams was part of a housing discrimination lawsuit against the sterlings. they settled for an undisclosed sum. then in another lawsuit a former sterling property manager said shelly sterling remarked that hispanic tenants were filthy. shelly sterling denied making those inflammatory statements, saying, quote, we do not discriminate against any person and support diversity in our tenants and employees. that lawsuit too was settled. >> are you a racist? >> the sterlings were last seen together leaving a steak house on sunday. shelly defending her husband against charges he's a racist. >> not true? >> no, of course not. >> reporter: that same day she released a statement denouncing quote the racist comments made by my estranged husband. my children and i do not share these despicable views. clippers coach doc rivers
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wouldn't respond to questions about shelly sterling taking over the team. ryan smith, abc news, los angeles. toronto's troubled mayor is in rehab this morning. after a flight to chicago. rob ford decided to seek treatment after a video of him surfaced of him smoking a crack pot. he's admitted only to a problem with alcohol. his brother says the rehab will last 30 days. lawyer says it could be extended. he is stepping away from the mayor's office and his re-election campaign. chris brown is in jail while his attorney tries to work out a deal with prosecutors. brown has been in custody six weeks now. he was transferred from washington, d.c. where he is facing an assault charge. that charge may have violated his probation stemming from the 2009 beating of then girlfriend rihanna. the judge ordered him to court next week if no deal is reached. police are looking for ninjas. surveillance video caught two of them robbing men in their
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multimillion dollar mansion. they tied up homeowners, demanded jewelry, money and other valuables. one of the ninjas took a victim's hat and wore it during the heist. those victims were shaken but not injured. health headlines the best combination for staying alert in to old age. doctors in spain say exactly seven hours of sleep a night is key for seniors who want to stay sharp. those who slept more or less were at risk for impairment. the study shows reading along with the right amount of sleep keeps the brain active. >> we wouldn't know about this active brains or sleep. >> neither of the two. here's a look at the weather now. dry in the west except for montana. there will also be scattered showers the dakotas and around the great lakes. could be more thunderstorms in the deep south and scattered showers in the northeast. it will reach the 90s in the southwest. mid-70s in the northwest and rockies, minneapolis, chicago and detroit heading to the upper 50s. memphis, atlanta, washington should be around 70. it was a friendship born amidst the war torn landscape of iraq.
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>> a sergeant retired two years ago and forced to leave his trusted friend behind. now the two have been reunited. he and his dog cece. oh, man. >> he had arranged to adopt her and after all of these months and nine-hour flight, cece remembered her old friend. man and his best friend together again. >> that's so wonderful. my goodness that is the kind of story you can watch over and over again. it doesn't matter where the reunions take place, in the house, backyard, airport, it is always the same. the dogs have such wonderful reactions. >> dogs can't think or love, give me a break. this is a different kind of reunion. >> it is usually the other way around. the soldiers are coming home to their dogs. this dog came home to a soldier. it's wonderful. >> love it. >> really sweet. coming up, the anticipated "amazing spiderman 2" hits the theaters today. we will find out what the critics say in "insomniac theater." and turning this weekend's
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kentucky derby into a celebration. our chief entertaining officer is showing off his gourmet snacks and beverages. disappointing showing for team usa in sochi. proof the high-tech suits did slow our skaters down. you are watching "world news now." ♪ you spin me right around baby right round baby ♪ like a record baby ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lysol no mess max. max. every 20 minutes i clean the toilet. sometimes i get up in the middle of the night and clean the toilet. now every time you go, lysol cleans for you. new lysol no mess max gives you max cleaning with every flush. while its fragrance gels release 4 weeks of max freshness. that's what i like to hear. someone cleaning the toilet for me. lysol. start healthing.
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right in my wheelhouse. >> oh, yeah. >> u.s. olympic skating team turned in a dismal performance in sochi and a new report looking at why. >> at the time athletes thought their gear was to blame. turns out they may have been on to something. here's matt gutman. >> reporter: a top skating official whispers these high-tech suits may have slowed american speed skaters at the winter games in to a call for change. after weeks of consultations, the u.s. speed stating team and other experts fingered under armor's so-called mach-39 skin as one of several culprits that kept the u.s. off the medal podium for the first time in 30 years. but during the game when aces like shani davis flopped the focus was on the suits. new to the suits the vent in the back with these holes to keep the athletes cool. watch davis here. as he skates, air is flowing over his body. the suit's job is to minimize how much the air slows him down. the concern is that air seeped
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in to the vents possibly causing a tiny balloon in the suit and creating an extra drag on the skater. in a "milwaukee journal sentinel" article, u.s. speed skating officials blamed too much travel, a new system and choice of training center. saying they would apply all they learned ahead of the 2018 games in south korea. matt gutman, abc news, miami. >> it seems to me like the fact that a little balloon that caused some drag would have been caught before. >> you would think. wonder how much they were tested beforehand? get the feeling not so much. it's just amazing. you would think little air in holes but when you talk about olympic calibers. like me. >> you know. >> when you talk about hundredths of a second. like trying to shave off every -- you need the right gear. >> you speed skate to work every day. >> i do. >> i have been working out, by the way, like those thighs? >> they look great. you have been coming down 10th avenue. every day he speed skates. yeah, i know.
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coming up, it is called the greatest two minutes in sports, the kentucky derby. if you are planning a party, we have everything you need to know. we are joined by our chief entertainment officer to show how they do it down south. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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♪ >> welcome back. the 140th annual kentucky derby is set to take place this weekend. it's the most prestigious horse racing event in the nation but also a day of tradition, the fashion, food and drink is nearly as important as the sport. here with more on how you can
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take and have your own traditional kentucky derby party is our chief entertaining officer and author of that's entertaining, tim laird. always a pleasure to have you. i can't wait to get started this looks incredible. >> absolutely. >> of course the recipes are on your facebook page. these are authentic recipes i brought from churchill downs they actually use. starting with this bloody mary shrimp cocktail. they serve this on millionaire's row in churchill downs and the chef gave me the recipe to share with you and your viewers. that's are wonderful. they are spicy. everything you would have in a bloody mary, everything but the vodka. >> i don't want it. >> sorry about that. but we will have plenty of bourbon drinks because i know mint julep is a big thing. we are talking mint juleps. when you talk about the derby, it is always mint julep. nice and spicy and delicious. at churchill downs you can buy limited number of these $1,000 mint juleps. i made this one with the exotic ingredients. this year it is about the roses.
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rose water, rose mint simple syrup, candied rose petals in there. of course served in a sterling cup that is gold plated as well with a gold-plated sipping straw. >> now i know why it is $1,000. >> it goes to charity. it benefits old friends retirement home for thorough bred horses. it's a nice thing and you get a nice commemorative cup. >> if i can't afford that one when i'm having my party, there has to be another version. >> especially if you have a lot of people over. you don't want to spend $1,000. this is an easy way to make one at home. start with a mint simple syrup, one part water, one part sugar in a sauce pan. stir it. let it come to a boil and take it off the heat and put in one part fresh mint. sprigs and all. everything in there and let it steep like a tea for 20 minutes and then you have a wonderful mint simple syrup. and chill it. for mint julep at home, boom, about two ounces of bourbon goes
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in. this is the official bourbon of churchill downs and the kentucky derby. there's a good two ounces. >> bourbon can be tough so the mint helps it. >> the mint simple syrup will really make that nice and just delicious. there it is. you have to have a sipping straw and of course some good sprigs of mint. there it is. easy as that. mint juleps at home and absolutely delicious. smell that mint and the bourbon come together. alcohol-free version. mint simple syrup you can put it with iced tea and it's great. i always serve that. >> i had a little bit of that. it's delicious, too. >> a famous sauce called the henry bains sauce invented by a waiter in a club in louisville. churchill downs made 800 gallons on derby day. let me show you how to do this. in a blender start with 18 ounces of mango chutney, that's my baste. ten ounces of worcestershire sauce. that goes in. help me out with ten ounces of steak sauce.
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>> steak sauce, all right. >> and then 20 ounces of ketchup. >> great idea. bottle it up and send people home with it. >> use it for gifts. >> ten ounces of chili sauce. that's it. and then here's the finished product right there. that goes on top of a beef tenderloin sandwich. >> which, by the way, your beef tenderloin looks incredible. >> perfectly done. i will tell you what, it will be a nice combination. a lot going on in that sauce. this makes it perfect. also, you have to end with a sweet dessert. this is the official candy of derby. it's chocolate bourbon balkan -- ball candy. it is great. absolutely fantastic. >> i have to send everybody off before i can try this but i can guarantee i will be putting one of these, or more, in my mouth no matter what kind of party it is. as he said, you can find the recipes on our facebook page at wnnfans.com and we of course will be right back and for everybody, happy derby and cheers.
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♪ time for "insomniac theater" and we have two movies that couldn't be more different. we begin with what could be the blockbuster of the weekend. >> "amazing spider man 2" andrew garfield as peter parker and spiderman and emma stone as gwen. this time he has to take on powerful villains like electra played by jamie foxx. electra is a tough adversary, he can shoot electrical currents out of his body turning enemies into crispy critters. >> stay with me. >> you set me up. >> no, i didn't set you up. >> you lied to me. >> here's what the critics think, renee rodriguez of "the miami herald" says even though the ride is bumpy the final
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destination is more than worth the effort. the "wall street journal" says how bad is this one, amazingly so. ability abounds but the villains are strident contrives. spiderman flies but does so without joy. how about that? ouch. >> next up a historical drama about a woman fighting slavery. it's called belle and inspired by a true story. it ask directed by a black woman based on a book written by a black woman and has considerable female star power in front of the camera as well. belle raised by her aristocratic uncle but because of race is often on the sidelines. ultimately, it's a story about race, love and change. >> if you care what people will say. >> what does that mean? what should anyone say? >> that you would compromise a lady's reputation by stepping
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out with her without scarcely having made her acquaintance. >> reviews are pretty good. the "new york times" says the weave of the personal and the political finally proves as irresistible as it is moving. partly because it has been drawn from extraordinary life. chris from "entertainment weekly" says belle is like a jane austen novel spiced with an extra shot of social conscience. >> i bet it does well. >> i think so. i think that's the one you go to with your husband and children and has a nice message, very intelligent. meanwhile, spiderman you go with your boyfriend. >> or your buddies. >> or your buddies. >> give the kids money for popcorn and sit and take a nap. >> there you have it. that's the news for this half hour. >> remember to follow us on facebook at wnnfans.com. hour. >> remember to follow us on fab at wnnfans.com. at wnnfans.com. a
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this morning on "world news now," plot to this morning on "world news now," plot to kill. police in minnesota say a teen was set to bomb the school and shoot his parents. the search for the motive and tip that made a difference. panic and phobia among so many travelers. the paralyzing fear on an airline jet. >> i just don't want this to happen anymore. i've cried so many tiers tears. >> new expertise in calming down passengers and the technique that could help you during your next flight. burning fat bollywood style. the challenging fitness trend inspired by india that's catching on right here in america. >> the one 50-minute bolly x session will burn 500 to 800 calories. >> the exotic dance moves to get you in shape for swimsuit season. it is friday, may 2nd.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good friday morning. we begin with the minnesota teenager's plot to kill his family and stage a massacre at his high school. >> 17-year-old armed to the teeth with bombs and firearms had his chilling plot foiled by an eagle eyewitness who phoned in a tip to police. this happened in a small town 8 -- 80 miles south of minneapolis. abc's josh haskell is following the investigation. >> reporter: john la due sits in a juvenile detention center after police found guns, explosives that belong to him to be used in an attack in the next few weeks. >> during his interview with officers, ladue revealed his plan was to kill his family members, start a diversionary fire to detract first responders and travel to the waseca junior high school. >> reporter: there authorities say he planned to detonate
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prepared bombs allegedly manufactured in a storage locker at this facility where the teen was taken into custody on tuesday night after a citizen saw him walk inside the unit and close the door. >> officers observed materials in the storage locker, which were consistent with bomb making, including a pressure cooker, pyrotechnic chemicals, steel ball bearings and gunpowder. >> reporter: at his home, police found that 180-page notebook. motive unclear but plot laid out. an attack, police say, john ladue didn't expect to survive. >> the members of the waseca public schools community are deeply saddened and disturbed at the arrest of one of our students. the information has been revealed in the case is that we have escaped what could have been a horrific experience. >> reporter: josh haskell, abc news, new york. >> just incredible, chilling details. you can't believe the stuff. the teen told investigators if he had a gun on him at the time the officer arrested him, he would have shot him dead.
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>> he planned to shoot his mother, father, essentially his entire family and he wanted to start a fire in a rural field to detract first responders and set off pressure cooker bombs in the cafeteria during lunch. by the way, while the first responders were out in that field. >> unbelievable. it gets worse. >> he allegedly planned to throw molotov cocktails, gun down students and he wanted to kill a school liaison officer while he was helping wounded students. his goal was to be killed by a s.w.a.t. team. >> we keep hearing about these children who go back and look at the stories of columbine or virginia tech or are inspired by them. he idolized the columbine shooters. he was trying to model to look like what they had done and even worse. >> thank goodness a witness saw something and said something. >> it's amazing. >> wow. all right. 55 colleges and universities are under federal investigation for the way they handled sex abuse complaints against their students. the list ranges from
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high-profile campuses like ohio state, harvard and princeton. to smaller schools. 25-year-old harmony reid said she was a victim of sexual assault on campus her freshman year. >> it was shortly after classes that a friend of mine sexually assaulted me in his dorm room. i did fight him. i said no multiple times. >> the school is on the lists for the most part were unwilling to talk about specific incidents but said they have been working with the federal government to be more responsive to student complaints. more sex assaults in the military are being reported. an annual pentagon report finds there's been a 50% increase in the number of incidents reported. defense chief chuck hagel shows more victims have faith in the military system of justice. hagel says such assaults are a clear threat to male and female service members lives and well being. new fallout from the deadly raid on the consulate in benghazi, libya. a retired u.s. general has told lawmakers that u.s. forces should have done more to help save the lives of americans who came under attack. here's abc's karen travers.
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>> reporter: 18 months later and the attack in benghazi is still controversial. on capitol hill on thursday, a retired general who was in the u.s. military's operations center during the attack says u.s. forces should have tried harder to get to the american compound quicker. >> could we have gotten there in time to make a difference? the point is we should have tried. >> reporter: four americans died during the attack, including u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens. he placed the blame on the state department for not making stronger requests for help. >> we didn't know how long this would last when we became aware of the distress. nor did we completely understand what we had in front of us. we had a kidnapping, rescue, recovery, protracted hostile engagement or any or all of the above. >> this newly released e-mail suggests that the white house blamed the attack on a video to take away from criticism of the president's policies. this previously secret white housey mail lists the top goals
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for susan rice as she prepared for a now infamous round of interviews just days after the attack saying she should, quote, underscore these protests are rooted in an internet video and not a broader failure of policy and that's what she said. >> when taken in reaction to this very offensive video. >> reporter: the white house insisted for 18 months that rice's talking points came from the intelligence community but this e-mail was written by a top political aide. the white house insisted this isn't a smoking gun and doesn't change the story. republican critics pounced and said this shows the need for more investigations. john and diana? >> karen travers, thank you for that. new details about the botched execution in oklahoma. the needle inserted into clayton lockett's thigh after no suitable vein could be found, it was poorly placed. causing the drugs to get into his flesh and not his bloodstream. and it had been revealed he you was hit with a stun gun earlier in the day. bad news for a baltimore neighborhood hard-hit by rain and flooding. it caused this.
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>> oh, my god! [ screaming ] >> you can hear the stunned reaction as neighbors watch the entire street collapse swallowing up to ten parked cars. people are being told they maybe kept out of their homes up to 40 days. on the other side of the country, a wildfire that forced thousands of people from their homes near los angeles is finally dying down. it's more than half contained thanks to 700 firefighters and easing winds. as mary bruce reports the extreme conditions have firefighters and southern californians on edge. >> blistering 90-degree heat and whipping 100 mile an hour gusts. treacherous red flag conditions ripe for wildfires. >> we are seeing what we call a dirty burn. fire is kind of moving around in a lot of weird places. it's not a typical line of fire.
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>> reporter: sizzling hot temperatures are fueling fire fears up and down the west coast from washington to california. billowing smoke and bright red flames tore through 1,000 acres in less than 24 hours threatening homes in this suburb east of los angeles. more than 1600 homes, over 2500 people were forced to evacuate at the height of the danger. that order has now been lifted. >> right now we're just going to get out of here. it's not safe. >> reporter: santa ana winds so fierce here that helicopters normally used in a fire like this had to be grounded. over 700 troops are battling the blaze from the ground, in some cases right up to the homes. the good news here is that the winds are expected to die down, but there's always the fear that fresh gusts could fan the flames once again. john and diana? >> mary, thank you. ford motor company is getting a chief executive officer. alan mulally is stepping down. july 1st. he guided the company through the recession without needing a bailout like chrysler and general motors. he will be replaced by mark fields, chief operating officer.
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fields doesn't expect to make any other changes in ford management. we are getting a first look this morning at amazon's upcoming smartphone and it looks pretty much like every other smartphone. the photos were obtained by boy genius report or bgr and they said the real difference is in the software. the phone will track the movements of your head and will be able to show some 3-d effects. >> track movements of your head? >> that's interesting. >> what does that do for the quality of my phone call? >> i don't know. >> i'm sure there is something cool about it. >> i'm sure. all right. now a look much further in to the future. >> it is what we might be hearing when humans colonize mars. nasa unveiled the winning prototype for mars space suit. check that out. it looks like buzz lightyear. doesn't it? no toy story. >> but not very fashionable. the suit called technology is expected to debut in november and will undergo tests in houston at the johnson space center to determine its viability in zero gravity. >> interesting. >> it looks like there's no neck
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there. right? >> yes. >> not that the original space suit is that much more fashionable. >> this is not for me. i don't think i will be colonizing mars. >> no. definitely not. >> hard composite torso like in >> yeah. and luminescent wires for high visibility and glow in different colors to identify different individuals. that's cool. >> that is cool. i don't think there are enough colors as there are individuals and once we are all on mars -- maybe it will be like certain families or like your last name. like we have last names and that individualizes us maybe that's what our colors will be. >> we will erect a dome and won't need the suit anymore. that's how it will work. >> that's probably how it happens but that's so far away. look at us trying to figure it out. it has nothing to do with us. coming up -- could a simple straw help your fear of flying. >> an exotic spin into your fitness routine. is this the new zumba? the dance moves to get you in shape for swimsuit season. you are watching "world news now."
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>> the moon might be far for the 25% of americans who are afraid to fly. >> luckily, they don't have to be grounded. there are ways to feel more comfortable in the sky. among them, a pilot who's nicknamed the plane whisperer. here's byron pitts with more. >> reporter: this is the face of the fear of flying. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: for millions of americans the mere thought of being trapped on a plane is pure, white knuckle, chest thumping, i can barely breathe fear. >> i've cried so many tears. i just don't want this to happen anymore. >> reporter: that is where captain ron neilson steps in. a retired air force pilot he teaches a week-long course. at phoenix, arizona, international airport. students call him the plane whisperer. it's estimated 25% of all flyers have some degree of fear. for this group, it's moderate to severe. that's despite knowing the numbers. the chances of dying in a plane crash is one in 60 million. jessica is traveling with her whole family.
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>> how about right here? >> oh, my god. >> oh, my god. >> oh, my god, oh, my god. >> close the window. >> why? >> because it's open. >> captain ron offers reassurance and tips. >> the thing you should be focusing on is you. okay. >> bring a distraction, book, music, avoid alcohol, drugs unless you have a prescription and pack a straw. >> grab a drinking straw. get on the plane and restrict your breathing through the straw. if you can control your breathing for the first two minutes of flight, you have 90% of the battle licked. >> reporter: for most of the students the class paid off. a lifetime of anxiety behind them. byron pitts, abc news, phoenix. >> the plane whisperer. good tips. >> i don't have a phobia of anything but to see that poor woman. >> i know. >> to see that poor woman.
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>> i think you have a phobia of being a professional flight attendant. i was going to stay stewardess. >> don't you dare. that is a stewardess outfit. i like it. >> i like the hat. what's with the white gloves? am i reading "life" magazine? look at me. i should be paying attention to the flight pattern. >> is that pan am, paa, pan am airlines. >> how about that? i didn't realize you were that old. you're holding up great. >> thank you, john. now you have to read the whole thing by yourself. >> a fun new workout for bollywood. it will be pretty cool. we'll look at the movies, she's going to get over it, we will find out what bolly x is all about. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this f
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guess what happens in three weeks from today, the kickoff of memorial day weekend and that of course means it's time for bathing suits. >> i'm ready. >> are you really? underneath there? >> no, not actually. what are the ways to shed a few pounds before summer. abc news travel and lifestyle editor genevieve introduces us to a new fitness class promises big results and that's a good thing. good morning, genevieve. >> good morning john and diana. >> it is popping up in cities everywhere. a fitness class based india's pop culture bollywood. i took my first class this week. check it out. move over zumba, there is a new dance fitness craze coming to town. it's called bolly x and it's a hard-core cardio workout that draws from india's film and music industry, bollywood. >> one 50-minute bolly x session will burn about 500 to 800 calories. >> reporter: that and the original concept is one of the reasons it is so popular. >> we realize that there's actually no established dance
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fitness program out there that draws upon bollywood. >> reporter: classes are offered in new york city, boston, new york, richmond, virginia, san francisco and chicago. next stop, philadelphia, los angeles and new jersey. is it okay for people who haven't been to the gym in a few months? >> so the bolly x class is about to start and i don't know the first thing about bollywood dancing and haven't been to the gym in months but i'm told by the instructor i will be fine. we'll see. >> what bolly x does is it encourages you to get back into fitness. we make it fun for you. you come into a class. you'll have an extremely effective cardio workout. you'll feel like a rock star doing it. and because of that you are motivated to come back for more. >> reporter: the bollywood inspired dancing is combined with high-low cardio intervals. we jumped right into a rigorous ten minutes of dancing, lunging and jumping. each section of class ends with a pose much the way bollywood
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dancing does. it is a way to unleash their inner rock stars. i wasn't the only first timer in class. though i was likely the least coordinated. >> it is a lot of hard work. more fast paced than i expected but in a fun way. >> i am used to zumba and breast cancer survivor. so i decided to take classes to get my strength back. >> how did it compare to zumba in the end? oh, my goodness. >> this is much more of a workout. it is much more energetic and fun and more body movement. i was sweating. >> reporter: so was i. >> looks fun. did it actually have more of an effort, putting out more energy than zumba class or other classes you have taken? >> absolutely. it was a lot of hard work but a lot of fun, a lot of sweating going on in the studio. between 500 and 800 calories a session. get to it. we have a couple of weeks left to go. >> i think we are all signing up.
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>> i don't know about that. >> thank you and stay with us. "the mix" is coming up next. >> thank you and stay with us. the mix is coming up next. "the . who stdentity, took over her bank accounts, and stole her hard-earned money. unfortunately, millions of americans just like you learn all it may take is a little misplaced information to wreak havoc on your life. this is identity theft. and no one helps stop it better than lifelock. lifelock offers the most comprehensive identity theft protection available. if mary had lifelock's bank account alerts, she may have been notified before it was too late. lifelock's credit notification service is on the job 24/7. as soon as they detect a threat to your identity within their network, they will alert you, protecting you before the damage is done. lifelock has the most comprehensive identity theft protection available, guarding your social security number, your money,
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"mix" time. this is too cute. put the video up. this is a high school guy. his name is austin from rockford, ohio. he is slow dancing with his great grandmother. he took her to the senior prom. she missed her senior prom. back in the day. times were tough, she said. he took her there. he wouldn't relent. and they went to a pre-dance dinner at bob evans restaurant and hit up the high school for fun and dancing in rockford, ohio. austin dennison from rockford, ohio. bless their hearts. >> cuter and cuter as you tell the story. >> so this next you tube video is going viral because it's showing the lighter side of a bunch of brawny marines. check it out. they decided they wanted to watch "frozen."
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[ screaming ] >> this morning on "world news now," widespread storm damage, including this street that collapsed forcing a community in to a tailspin. the record flooding from a storm that wouldn't stop. new insight into malaysia airlines flight 370 mystery. who's admitting deep delays in the initial search for that jet. baked and busted. middle school students accused of smuggling marijuana into home economics class to make cookies the kids in trouble and the buzz on campus. and michael jackson's new songs soon to be released. brand new details about the music and the superstars you'll hear singing along with the king of pop. that's in "the skinny" on this friday, may 2nd. >> announcer: from abc news,
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this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> tgif, everybody. tgif, everybody. for all of you, especially along the east coast. >> we will begin with the saturated east coast. it is finally drying out from a wave of torrential rain and flooding. >> water is everywhere, overtaking homes and cars, tearing up streets and blamed for a deadly blast. more from abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: mudslides on long island. heavy rains collapsing this retaining wall and covering these commuter train tracks. >> when buildings absorb that much water in a short period of time, it can increase the likelihood of a collapse. [ screaming ] >> oh, my gosh. [ screaming ] >> reporter: officials are testing the ground around this massive sinkhole to see if it's safe to start digging out the
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ten cars it swallowed. >> it's like somebody came by and ripped off the side of the road. >> reporter: as the record-breaking water recedes in pensacola, homeowners begin to clean up. whole backyards swallowed into the earth. once a tennis court. now a sinkhole. inside muddy ruins. a tenant avoided drowning by climbing on top of the refrigerator with a life vest. >> she was on the refrigerator because the water was rising too high? >> yes. she wasn't certain if she went out the doors what she would run into. >> reporter: at the pensacola jail, the flooding likely caused a gas explosion. at least two inmates dead, nearly 150 injured including officers. experts estimate this storm brought 65 tornados from nebraska to north carolina, including a violent ef-4 in arkansas. one of the deadliest in decades. two feet of floodwaters in florida, extreme flooding in ten states. it will take quite some time to fix these roads in pensacola.
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slabs of asphalt are in people's yards. gio benitez, abc news, pensacola. >> incredible stuff. the street at the beginning we saw collapsing in baltimore. the residents had to be evacuated. they are being told it could be six weeks before they can go home. >> here's what's really sad. a lot of people in the new york and new jersey area that are flooded out now had just recently finished rebuilding after superstorm sandy. a lot of these people are dealing with round two of devastation. >> yeah. all right. talk about the fire crews in southern california who are mopping up what is left of a wind-driven wildfire that scorched 1600 acres. 700 firefighters battling the blaze east of los angeles in blistering heat and winds. winds hitting 70 miles an hour. the fire is 50% contained and evacuation orders lifted for about 1,000 homes. dry conditions mean water rationing in santa cruz. each home is allotted a certain amount of water with fines added to utility bills if residents go
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over. the goal is to reduce consumption by 25%. santa cruz is only served by one reservoir and there's no rain in the forecast anytime soon. unfortunately, that's pretty much the forecast for the entire region. dry in the west. although a little cooler than usual north of san francisco with scattered showers from minnesota to michigan. more showers and thunderstorms are possible in florida's gulf coast and scattered showers in the northeast. >> all right. 90s again today in southern california and the southwest. 70s in the northwest. inner mountain region, 60 along the great lakes and 70 in new york city and washington, d.c. the coast guard sprang into rescue mode when two pilots crashed into the gulf of mexico during a training exercise. the helicopter hovering overhead a coast guard swimmer was lowered into the rough water and helped the navy pilots into the basket which was hoisted to safety and the brave swimmer was pulled up himself. we're getting a new view unside that doomed south korean
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ferry as it was sinking. the shaky video found on the cell phone of a 17-year-old victim when his body was recovered. at first the mood is lighthearted with jokes about the "titanic" but the lighthearted atmosphere soon turns serious as the fear began building one student even asking, am i really going to die? some offered last words to their parents saying mom i love you. a new report in the disappearance of flight 370 has revealed a series of missteps. findings by the malaysian government suggest that the search was in trouble from the start. it shows confusion, misinformation and critical four-hour delay. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: for the first time the malaysian report reveals it took four hours to launch a rescue, a story of confusion by air traffic controllers, bad information from the airline and another country having to tell malaysia its plane was missing. >> the back and forth, the miscommunications, misunderstanding there's no excuse for it. >> reporter: malaysia finally released the communication
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between the jetliner and the ground. >> reporter: the mystery begins just after malaysia controllers hand off the flight to vietnam and what would be the triple seven's last communication. >> malaysian 370. moments later, the jetliner's location transponder is shut off and the plane turns around. 17 minutes later vietnam tells malaysia it can't contact the jetliner. at this point, 370 was in malaysian airspace about to cross back over the peninsula. but malaysian controllers are unaware, confused and don't even contact the malaysian military. by the time the rescue you is called, the jetliner is over the indian ocean. a little more than two hours from where it's believed to have gone into that ocean. still no idea where the jetliner is with the search area expanded from 120 square miles to more
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than 21,000 square miles. david kerley, abc news, washington. los angeles clippers owner donald sterling has bigger problems than a ban by the nba. the 80-year-old is battling prostate cancer. source tells the new york post sterling wasn't expected to live this long. the league banned him for racist comments he made and were recorded and made public. it is up to other league owners to decide if he has to sell the team. but the sterling scandal has claimed another victim. the president of the los angeles chapter of the naacp leon jenkins had planned to honor sterling later this month with a lifetime achievement award. jenkins cancelled that after the recording surfaced. sterling has been investigated for housing discrimination before but an add to the award dinner labeled him as a humanitari humanitarian. >> a 17-year-old is in custody for plotting to kill his entire family and blow up his high school. john ladue has been charged in juvenile court after an eyewitness reported he was
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acting strangely at a storage facility. inside they found firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition and functional bombs. his motive unclear but police say he did not expect to survive the attack. 62 students have been arrested in teaneck, new jersey, charged with vandalizing their high school as a senior class prank. police say they broke into the school overnight on wednesday overturning desks, spraying graffiti on the walls, urinating in the hallways and taping hot dogs to the lockers. at least 24 of the students are 18 years old and have been charged as adults. kids at an iowa middle school also in serious trouble. police say they came up with the half-baked idea of putting pot in the cookie dough during home ec class. another student alerted authorities before the dough got put in the oven. >> after 23 years you think you have seen a lot and something like this happens and you continue to shake your head. >> cops are taking it seriously. two of the kids are going to face felony charges. they have been suspended from school and as a strange anecdote to this, it is stone middle
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school. not stoned middle school, thanks for the -- >> interesting. i don't think they realized it wasn't stoned middle school and that's why they brought pot. >> i guess so. all right. moving on to this the. students who are doing good and one teacher who's bringing out the best in them. >> a high school teacher from maryland has been honored as the national teacher of the year. by president obama. mr. obama presented an apple trophy to sean mccomb. praised him and all teachers saying they are, quote, doing the lord's work. >> mccomb, an english teacher in baltimore, works with students in a college readiness program that for the past two years has, get this, sent 98% of its students to four-year colleges. that's an incredible, incredible statistic for that school. >> he is an english teacher at a school, center for the arts in baltimore, maryland. by the way, teacher of the year designation, this is big, he is only 30 years old but will travel the country to advocate on behalf of teachers.
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that's next year. you have a teacher doing that well at a school, you kind of want him to be the -- >> just lost a teacher. >> you want him at the school. i understand he needs to teach other teachers how to be teachers, but you want him there, too. >> congrats to him. >> absolutely. coming up in "the skinny," princes harry and william partying right here in america. the question is, are they staying out of trouble? the "wheel of fortune" contestant burning up social media while showing off his technique on the game show. his secret to winning. you are watching "world news now." ♪ i feel lucky ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by downey glow unstoppables. downey glow unstoppables. nstoppables. so do what i do -- "world news now" weather brought to you by downey
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♪ i feel lucky tonight. i feel lucky ♪ ♪ i feel lucky >> all right. pretty clear it takes more than luck to become a smashing success and that's what one young man did. his appearance on "wheel of fortune" was so popular a new twitter hashtag was created. >> this is our "favorite story of the day." trent girone was the first super fan with special needs and his enthusiasm captured the nation's heart. here's abc's john donvan. >> "wheel of fortune"! >> reporter: maybe if you watched "wheel of fortune" every day since you were 2 you would
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be as good as trent was this week when he rang and answered -- >> a smashing success. >> yes, sir. >> reporter: and boy did he wait a long time to be right. a 21-year-old who watched his episode play at home this week he had been trying to get on for years and when he did. >> why risk another spin? cream cheese coffee cake. >> that's it. >> reporter: trent was hitting the twitter lanes. people saying a smashing success indeed you are and team trent all the way. that is without knowing that trent has had his struggles, nine brain surgeries, tourette syndrome and aspergers. that can be a strength when the game takes memory and pattern recognition. and concentration. what did he not know before? >> how heavy the wheel is actually. then i had to pick up the wild card and the mystery wedge. those were hard to lift. the bankrupts were real stinkers, but life goes on.
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>> reporter: in the end, trent came in third. take home prize -- >> $2,150. >> nice job. >> yeah, money. and more than that. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> that story is just great, isn't it? >> i love him. go trent. >> totally awesome. listen to this. to prepare, trent said he watched every episode he could find, including saturday morning reruns and practiced on any platform he could find. >> by the way, he wrote on a blog post on wheel of fortune's website my best advice to future contestants is to relax and have a good time. it is a lot of fun whether you win big or not. that's my number one guarantee. what's really special, the lady next to him in the orange kept saying aww every time something bad would happen to him. i think it is fair to say that everybody was rooting for trent whether you were playing against him or not. >> like a movie there. even if it is a made for tv movie. there's a movie there. >> i love trent. he's great. >> totally cool.
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when we come back, newly single prince harry state side. we'll tell you what he is up to. plus, the very handsome son of clint eastwood is scoring his first acting role. we'll tell you all about it in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" contin
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♪ skinny so skinny >> skinny time. we begin with the world's most
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eligible bachelor who's now stateside. >> days after prince harry split from his long-time girlfriend he and his brother william are in tennessee for a friend's wedding. they were spotted last night at a pre-wedding party for the groom and bride at a well-known barbecue restaurant. >> royals flew separately to america with the newly single harry stopping for a bachelor party in miami. apparently paying special attention to a certain brunette. >> interesting. >> harry is such a naughty boy. >> he is. >> you have to love him. >> that's why we love him. >> absolutely. new details about the new michael jackson album. >> now we know we have a release date. epic records says it will release the album according to the official michael jackson website, that will happen on may 13th. >> mary j. blige and justin timberlake are on the album and r&b crooner d'angelo, guitarist jesse johnson of the time. two years in the making and
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finally the simpsons lego episode is set to sar. >> sunday night, homer, bart and marge will enter an alternate reality where everyone is made of legos. homer gets a magical game and gets glimpses of what life is like in the 2-d world. >> is it me or does something seem weird? >> you are right. something is different about the simpson's today, your father is wearing a tie. >> it is the simpson's 550th episode. simpson's animators worked with lego on the 3-d animation to make sure the characters looked technically correct. i'm going to have to dvr that one. >> worked on it two years. love that show. hunger games beauty jennifer lawrence has been named the sexiest woman in the world. editors at "fhm" magazine like the fact she took a bold step and chopped off her hair. >> they also like she admitted that jack nicholson sent her champagne and flowers after interrupting her in an interview at the 2013 oscars.
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lawrence knocked mila kunis out of the number one spot. both of them gorgeous women. >> absolutely. a sexy young actor about to get a test for his acting chops. >> scott eastwood, son of clint eastwood is taking on his first leading role in "the longest ride." an adaptation of the romance novel by nicholas sparks. the longest ride will mark the first major role for the 28-year-old eastwood. his credits include texas chainsaw 3-d and a few cameos in his dad's movies. it is set for release next year. handsome guy. >> yeah, right. >> man, oh, man, is he handsome. like the rugged look. >> look at a few of the celebrity birthdays. singer engelbert humperdinck 78 years old. >> country singer larry gatlin turns 66. wrestler turned actor kwain dwayne johnson turns 42. >> singer lily allen is turning 29 years old. happy birthday to all of them. >> isn't your man having a birthday coming up.
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>> and my husband is turning. >> 21. >> 29 on saturday. happy birthday, baby. >> happy birthday to him, too. ♪ >> happy birthday to him, too. ? oh. [ man ] man, this thing's got a lot of onions. it's good, though. i really wouldn't survive it without this scarf. it's like a little bit of home i can stuff in my bag. mmm. and i have tide plus febreze, which now gets it fresher for longer, so i can stay happy even when -- do you need a napkin? yeah. napkin! okay. oh! oh, my gosh. getting ripe in here, huh? whew! [ ding ] [ female announcer ] tide plus febreze. that's my tide plus. [ female announcer ] tide plus febreze. she loves to shop online with her debit card. and so does bill, an identity thief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts,
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that if he can fall, so can you. >> turn around! [ bleep ] go! turn around! it's coming at us! >> it broke my heart because i lost everything. thank the lord for not having me here because i probably wouldn't be standing here right now. >> we have been getting people out of cars. people driving through the puddles. they get trapped. we get out there. we try to get to them. we have had our guys actually swimming to them. >> every time you think it is going to go by it doesn't. these houses last time their backyards burned and so we know it is real and can happen. >> it's been a long, hard haul, but i'm getting better. i'm working hard. a lot of therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy and yoga too. >> i'm excited and proud to announce that this fall i will become a member of the yale university class of 2018. >> we are fine. we love each other. we're fine.
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we had an argument. it's over. >> george clooney found his match in amal. they are very similar. she's an activist, he's an activist. she's a lawyer. >> all right. of course we want to remind you about a special feature for our facebook fans. >> it is called in case you missed it and we feature the highlights from the week. to check it out log on to wnnfans.com. >> any big plans going on? >> my niece, jordan, is having her first holy communion. >> very nice. >> we'll check that out. how about yourself? >> my husband is turning a very young 29 years old. which makes me 29 of course. and we will celebrate. he is going to have his first birthday with his two little babies. so we're excited. >> lucky man. happy birthday to him. >> thank you. coming up, we have more news from abc. stick around. we'll be right back. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning -- murderous plot. a teenager fully prepared and ready to kill, under arrest, accused of planning a terrifying rampage at his school. new details about his plan and how it was stopped. breaking overnight, something new surfaces about donald sterling. what we've learned about his health. and a major announcement from the naacp member who was going to honor the clippers' owner. oh, my god. >> collapse caught on camera. an entire street goes down like a house of cards. and even marines can "let it go." probably the most manly

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